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Assessor disagreement and court sanctions

I mentioned Cross and Kerksiek’s suggestion of vocabulary discovery in my previous post. Their paper also contains an interesting reference to a case (Felman Products, Inc. v. Industrial Risk Insurers) in which the defendant was penalized for the carelessness of their production. The defendant inadvertently produced privileged documents, and sought to have them [...] → Read More: Assessor disagreement and court sanctions

Corpus characterization in e-discovery

In e-discovery (document retrieval for civil litigation), one side has the documents, the other side proposes the query. This creates an information asymmetry; the requesting side cannot view the corpus to decide what keywords to use and what queries to propose, and opportunities for query iteration are limited, expensive, and liable to being contested.

What [...] → Read More: Corpus characterization in e-discovery

Looking for volunteers for collaborative search study

We are about to deploy an experimental system for searching through CiteSeer data. The system, Querium, is designed to support collaborative, session-based search. This means that it will keep track of your searches, help you make sense of what you’ve already seen, and help you to collaborate with your colleagues. The short video shown below [...] → Read More: Looking for volunteers for collaborative search study

What made you (continue to) want to write a book?

Many people have asked me why I decided to write a book. A better questions is: “When you realized that writing the book was going to be orders of magnitude harder and take much longer than you thought it would, what made you decide to continue writing the book?” My co-author, Wolfgang Polak, and I [...] → Read More: What made you (continue to) want to write a book?